Studio 15 1920x1200 display

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  1. Morkon2112

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    I am currently looking at the Studio 15 as a laptop for college, and I plan on watching DVDs/Blu Ray movies on it. Does anyone have the 1920x1200 display that can give an opinion on it, cause I would love to have a 1080p capable laptop, but im a bit hesitant.
     
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    With a 15.4" screen, you probably won't see much difference, unless you are really sitting very close to your laptop. Your video card should always be able to drive a 1920x1200 external monitor.

    I have used a 1920x1200 15.4" laptop and you had better have good eyesight for working with Windows... because menus, filenames, etc are very small. Of course you can enlarge the system font, but that causes compatibility problems with some programs.

    My close vision isn't very good. If your close vision is excellent, you might enjoy 1920x1200. On the other hand, you might rather spend your money on the WLED which supposedly gives a better picture and consumes less battery juice, too.
     
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    I love mine. Don't know how I can ever go back.
     
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    is your battery life still good, or is that a trade off?
     
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    Battery life is not bad - 2.5 to 3 hrs with brightness three or four levels (15 in total) above minimum, wifi on and doing word processing/internet browsing. Six cell battery. Obviously, I haven't exactly timed it to the minute, and I don't know if you would consider that "good," but whatever loss in battery life induced by the higher res screen has been worth it for me.

    I'm not exactly the type to hull around a 15-inch laptop around campus though - at 6 lbs, 14 inches long and less than 3 hours of battery life, the 1535 isn't exactly suited for people to bring to lectures and take notes IMO. Thus, battery life isn't really an issue for me.
     
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    I have the base screen and get the same battery life.
     
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    looks like theres a very minimal trade off. thanks for the help
     
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    Have a new Dell Studio 1737 and find the 1920 x 1200 frustratingly small! Sharpness and detail are great but I find the 1440 x 900 setting perfect but blurry! Any way around the blurriness problem. My old 1735 dell laptop has a default setting of 1440 x 900 and the screen has a great resolution and text etc..is the perfect size! Why did dell change this with the 1737? Right out of box the 1735 looked awesome and the 1737 right out of the box i had to mess with the resolution settings etc..very frustrating! Looks like I have to put up with blurriness! any ideas?:confused:
     
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    The blurriness is because you are not running the screen at it's native resolution. With a CRT it doesn't matter but with LCD's the native resolution is the number of actual pixels in the screen and has to extrapolate another resolution to fit which means the pixel count isn't 1 for 1 and you end up with a blurry screen. Your best option is to run the screen in it's native res and play with the size of the fonts.
     
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